Compared to the national salary average for Engineering Project Managers, those in the same line of work who choose to work for Chevron Corporation enjoy much larger paychecks — $171K on average versus $88K annually. Soaring salaries can also be found at Schlumberger, Apple Computer, Inc, and Lockheed Martin Corp, where earnings of $134K, $127K, or $123K are standard for Engineering Project Managers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$58,308 - $128,433
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MEDIAN: $87,558
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$19.97 - $64.86
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MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,308 - $128,433  
   
Bonus
$454.56 - $15,416  
Profit Sharing
$10.00 - $12,627  
Commission
$2,250 - $40,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$57,796 - $136,402  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 4,564
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Hourly Rate
$19.97 - $64.86  
   
Overtime
$26.45 - $65.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$454.56 - $15,416  
   
Commission
$2,250 - $40,000  
Profit Sharing
$10.00 - $12,627  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$57,796 - $136,402  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 458
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Job Description for Project Manager, Engineering

Project managers in engineering are responsible for leading and directing specialized engineers in specific projects. Strong communication skills and the ability to think quickly to resolve problems in real time are essential in this position, and organizational skills and close attention to detail are also important.

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Project Manager, Engineering Tasks

  • Ensure conformity with safety regulations and promote a culture of best practices.
  • Prepare cost proposals and maintain financial records.
  • Lead a team of engineers and produce detailed product development plans.
  • Translate customer requirements into product strategy.

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Engineering Project Managers who transition into a VP of Engineering role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $157K per year. As Engineering Project Managers progress in their field, many go on to become Engineering Senior Project Managers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $117K per year. Another common career choice for Engineering Project Managers is to move into a Civil Engineer role. Typically, Civil Engineers get paid $60K.

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Popular Skills for Project Manager, Engineering


Engineering Project Managers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Product Development, Contractor Management, Budget Management, and Technical Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include autodesk autocad, Computer Aided Design, and Microsoft Word. Most people experienced in Engineering Design also know Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Manager, Engineering

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Engineering Project Managers. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $71K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $88K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $99K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $110K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $90,497

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For Engineering Project Managers, Houston provides a pay rate that is 17 percent greater than the national average. Engineering Project Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+15 percent), Boston (+9 percent), Denver (+9 percent), and Atlanta (+4 percent). Charlotte is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 11 percent. Workers in Austin and New York earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (5 percent less and 2 percent less, respectively).

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What is it like working as a Project Manager, Engineering?

Project Manager, Engineering in Minneapolis:
"Small Company Project Manager - MN."
Pros: Travel, responsibility, and designing/building cool engineered systems.
Cons: Long hours, and deadlines.

Project Manager, Engineering in New York:
"It Is 60% Scheduling, 20% Client Relations And 20% Technical."
Pros: The best things about my job are the environment which is very open and friendly. It is in midtown Manhattan, ideal location. The clients all have technical backgrounds so even if there is something you don't know or can't remember, someone will enlighten you. Engineering is very important to know because it allows you to work within teams from other departments as well since our work ethic is regarded highly. I am able to go from location to location to conduct some of my work, which breaks the monotony of going into the office every time.
Cons: There are a lot of limitations to project scopes. There are some actions that can be done, but company policy dictates that it shouldn't, so you end up discussing with clients for long periods of time trying to find a reason that would satisfy them. A lot of scheduling will overlap, but you still need to maintain the budget and timeline.

Project Manager, Engineering in Sedro-Woolley:
"Challenging."
Pros: It's mentally challenging and always new. Every project is different and there is no opportunity to become bored.
Cons: It can be stressful constantly having new things thrown at you.

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Experience Affects Project Manager, Engineering Salaries



National Average
$90,000



Skills That Affect Project Manager, Engineering Salaries


Contractor Management
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Budget Management
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Technical Analysis
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Engineering Design
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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$90,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 660 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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